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Women"s Work in Britain and France

Practice, Theory and Policy

by Abigail Gregory

  • 128 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex Roles (Sociological Aspects),
  • Sociology Of Work And Leisure,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology,
  • Government - Comparative,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Women"s Studies,
  • Europe - France,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Employment,
  • France,
  • Great Britain,
  • Sex discrimination in employme,
  • Sex discrimination in employment,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10387756M
    ISBN 100312231059
    ISBN 109780312231057

    Women, like men, were divided in their reactions to war, with some championing the cause and others worried by it. Some, like the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), simply put political activity largely on hold for the duration of the , the WSPU held its only demonstration, demanding that women be given a "right. Book Description. Women's work has proved to be an important and lively subject of debate for historians. An earlier focus on the pay, conditions and occupational opportunities of predominantly blue-collar working-class women has now been joined by an interest in other social groups (white-collar workers, clerical workers and professionals) as well as in the cultural practices of the work.

    Owen Freeman. Are women useful as spies? If so, in what capacity? Maxwell Knight, an officer in MI5, Britain’s domestic-counterintelligence agency, sat pondering these questions.   Churchill's heroines: How Britain's female secret agents changed the course of WWII For 39 agents their destination was occupied France to work with the Maquis or .

    White women who consorted with Black workingmen were denounced in gendered and class-specific terms as disruptive, deficient, “of a very low type.”² Investigating the conditions of Black and white women’s lives in Britain’s interracial neighborhoods not only shows how imperial race, class, and gender imperatives converged to constrain.   Working-Class Culture, Women, and Britain by Claire A Culleton (Macmillan, ) Feminism and Democracy: Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain, by Sandra Stanley.


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Women"s Work in Britain and France by Abigail Gregory Download PDF EPUB FB2

Women's Work in Britain and France is a ground-breaking retheorization of what constitutes 'progress' in gender relations. The book shows that French women, although having more full-time and continuous careers and greater social policy support, retain as great a responsibility for unpaid domestic and caring work as their British by: Women's Work in Britain and France is a ground-breaking retheorization of what constitutes 'progress' in gender relations.

The book shows that French women, although having more full-time and continuous careers and greater social policy support, retain as great a responsibility for unpaid domestic and caring work as their British counterparts.

"Women's Work in Britain and France is a retheorization of what constitutes 'progress in gender relations'. The book shows that French women, although having more full-time and continuous careers and greater social policy support, retain as great a responsibility for unpaid domestic and caring work as their British counterparts.

Women's Work in Britain and France: Practice, Theory and Policy by Gregory, A and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Women’s Working Experience in France and Britain Shirley Dex and Patricia Walters French women’s patterns of working over their lifetime contrast with those of British women.

We present some of those contrasts in this paper to underline the socially structured nature of women’s life-time patterns of work. The Womens' Library An organisation of historians of women in Britain promoting research and writing on women's history.

This website also contains a. Women's Work in Britain and France is a ground-breaking retheorization of what constitutes 'progress' in gender relations. It replaces the conventional focus upon encouraging women's increased insertion into employment as the principal strategy for achieving progress in gender relations with a new focus on changing men's work patterns.

Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France During the First World War Susan R. Grayzel UNC Press Books, - Social Science - pages. In Great Britain just before World War I there were 24 million adult women and million worked in domestic service,worked in the textile manufacturing industry,worked in the clothing trades,worked in commerce, andworked in local and national government, including teaching.

The British textile and clothing trades, in particular, employed far more women. Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany Nancy Locklin Aldershot, Ashgate,ISBN: ; Price: £ Women and the First World War Many historians argue that the First World War was a watershed for women in Britain.

In reality, the development of women's political and economic rights between and was more complicated than such arguments allow. The Wellcome Library (London) holds a volume of material providing personal narratives of female work in the medical field during WWI.

This includes the unpublished memoir and diaries of Sister Mary Knocker, who served as a nurse during the papers incorporate photos and memorabilia, and relate to her nursing training and extensive service on the Western : Isabel Holowaty. Book Description. Most social historians writing about working women in pre-nineteenth century Britain have tended to concentrate on fairly large groups, such as factory workers or domestic servants, often in an attempt to reach some conclusions regarding their standards of living and social position.

• 1 in 5 married women work in ; in it was 1 in 3; and in it’s 1 in 2. • Women were paid only a fraction of what men earned; ina woman would be paid less than two-thirds of what a man received for doing the same job • Equal Pay Act of addressed this inequality by determining that men and women.

Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, Judith M. Bennett. out of 5 stars Kindle Edition.

$ Wage-Earning Women: Industrial Work and Family Life in the United States, (Galaxy Books)Cited by:   Gillian Sutherland's first work addressed government in nineteenth-century Britain, and the essays she edited inStudies in the Growth of Nineteenth-Century Government, have remained a standard work, republished in a new library edition in Brand: Cambridge University Press.

In France, the mobilisation of women followed two parallel movements. One of them was volunteer-based and was widely approved, since it called upon qualities of the feminine ideal.

The other mobilisation was remunerated and much more suspect, since it entailed an upheaval in traditional sexual roles.

Starting infemale mobilisation, subject to suspicion and fatigue, ran out of steam. LibraryThing Review User Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing. An examination of the zeitgeist when women went to work at typically men's jobs during WWI.

Although the topic itself is fascinating (I love when theories of gender and class collide), I was frustrated by the constant repetition and lack of 2/5(1).

Top 10 books about women in the British empire From desert treks and imprisonment to unexpected love and bitter conflict, a historian chooses books. Researchers rank Britain 11th out of 18 countries, including US, France and Spain, for factors such as pay and board level representation Angela Monaghan Tue.

Women in the work force. Over half of women work a part-time job in England. Statistically, “figures from show that for every pound a man makes, a woman will only earn 80 pence.” It has been reported that only 17 percent make up board directors positions out .Published: 29 Jan Considering the roles of both men and women during World War One, Susan R Grayzel asks to what extent the war challenged gender roles and to what degree society accepted them.

The First World War was a cataclysm that disrupted countless lives. As a modern, total war, it brought men and women into active battle zones. A look at the role of women in the Second World War in the lead up to the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

With thousands of men away serving in the armed forces, British women took.